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Oct 21, 2014 7 Tips to Protect Yourself from Cybercrime
Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans has been the victim of cybercrime? As...
Oct 16, 2014 Hate Is a 4-Letter Word
Not In Our Town is a movement to stop hate, address bullying, and build safe,...
Aug 05, 2014 McGruff Goes Mobile
Do you know what is happening in your neighborhood? Has there been a recent burglary near your home? Do you know if there are any sex offenders on your street? There’s an app for that!
Aug 05, 2014 McGruff Goes Mobile
Do you know what is happening in your neighborhood? Has there been a recent burglary...
Jul 08, 2014 The Consequences of Intellectual Property Theft
The FBI says that intellectual property theft is, “robbing people of their ideas, inventions, and creative expressions.” Some of these ideas took years to find investors, to design, and to properly test to ensure consumer safety.
Jul 08, 2014 The Consequences of Intellectual Property Theft
Intellectual property theft is a crime that ranges from downloading pirated music and movies to...
Jun 30, 2014 School Uniforms as an Anti-Gang Tactic
One way to reduce gang members’ ability to recruit in schools, and therefore keep communities safer through proactively addressing the problem is to create and enforce a school uniform.
Jun 30, 2014 School Uniforms as an Anti-Gang Tactic
Gangs are steadily expanding into rural, suburban, and urban communities throughout the country. Street gangs...
Jun 23, 2014 Social Media and Cyber-Bullying
Photographs that are long forgotten by the users of Myspace, Facebook, and other social media websites remain on the internet for anyone to see.
Jun 23, 2014 Social Media and Cyber-Bullying
Recently, Myspace has been emailing previous users in an attempt to increase their logins. In...
Jun 13, 2014 Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Crimes Against Seniors Can Make You Cry Foul – Or You Can Prevent Them. They are devious and target one of the most vulnerable groups in our society – older Americans.
Jun 13, 2014 Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Crimes Against Seniors Can Make You Cry Foul – Or You Can Prevent Them They...
Jun 09, 2014 Street Outreach Programs
Street workers can also be known as gang interventionists, street walkers, and gang outreach workers but they all work to reach out to youth and young adults in gangs.
Jun 09, 2014 Street Outreach Programs
An important part in reducing gang violence comes from street outreach programs throughout communities in...
Mar 25, 2014 Keeping Communities Safer With Anti-Gang Injunctions
Gang activity can be a source of terror for communities. Once gangs were only found...
Feb 28, 2014 NCPC Launches Crime Prevention Distance Learning Programs
Feb 28, 2014 NCPC Launches Crime Prevention Distance Learning Programs
Law enforcement officials are never shy about pointing out that training is the first item...
Nov 27, 2013 Counterfeit Grinches Lure You With Bargains
When asked why they purchase counterfeit products, consumers say it is simply for the lure of the bargain. As eager shoppers wait to pounce on Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales they need to be aware of the counterfeit Grinches who want to entice them with promised bargains of their own.
Nov 13, 2013 Taking Action To Assist Victims of Financial Fraud
The FINRA Investor Education Foundation and the National Center for Victims of Crime collaborated to create this important guide that gives victim advocates a roadmap for how to respond in the wake of a financial crime.
Oct 25, 2013 Testimony of NCPC's President and CEO, Ms. Ann M. Harkins
was invited to speak at the D.C. Committee on Education's public oversight roundtable on "School Safety and Emergency Preparedness in the District of Colombia." Public witnesses included Dr. Joseph Wright from the Children's National Medical Center, the Director of Public Policy of Safe Kids Worldwide, and the heads of a two local schools.